ASES-STARS After School Education and Safety Program
The ASES-STARS After School Education and Safety Program is funded through a grant from the State of California. It is offered to parents at no-cost and serves students every day after school until 6:00 p.m.PROGRAM ELEMENTSThe ASES-STARS program consists of three components: 1)academic, 2) academic enrichment, and 3) recreational. The education component consists of curriculum that reinforces the school's academic program. The enrichment component will include STEM activities. The Recreational component will consist of the SPARK curriculum.ADMISSIONAdmission to the Folsom Cordova Unified School District's ASES-STARS Program is based upon parental commitment to the program requirements. A Parent Orientation must be attended before admittance into the ASES-STARS Program. A waiting list will be created as the need arises. Students will be invited to join the ASES-STARS program as spaces become available.FULL TIME ENROLLMENTStudents must attend ASES on a daily basis. (However, if they are absent from school, students may not attend ASES that day.) Excessive absences from ASES may result in students being dropped from the afterschool program. Elementary students must attend ASES for at least 3 hours per day; Middle School students for 2 hours a day.
LATE-EARLY PICK UPSASES is funded by a state grant that is meant to serve students who most need this afterschool program. Therefore, excessive requests for early release for other activities may lead to the student being dropped from the ASES Program. Students must be picked up by 6:00 p.m. Repeated late pick-ups may result in your student losing their spot in ASES
PARALLEL PROGRAMSWithin certain limits and with prior approval from the ASES Director, students may be excused from ASES to engage in other activities such as team sports, church, Scouts, etc. Parents must give a completed Parallel Program Request Form to the ASES Team Leader at least five days before the start of the Parallel Program for approval to miss ASES for this purpose. These requests are typically approved if the student will be leaving ASES early no more than two days a week, and if the student is leaving immediately after checking in to ASES or during supper time. Elementary students with pre-approved Parallel Program Forms, medical appointment or special occasions must be picked up from ASES between Check-in and 2:45 p.m. or at supper time between 3:45 -4:00 p.m. Middle school students may be picked up from ASES for Parallel Programs/medical appointments at check-in 3:00 p.m. or at supper time between 3:45 - 4:00 p.m.
If you have a family emergency and must pick your student up at a non-approved time, please call our program office, so we can alert the ASES staffSTUDENT PICK UP AND DISMISSALOur staff signs students into ASES . Elementary students are picked up between 5:40 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.; Middle School students between 5:00 pm and 6:00pm. Students must be signed out by an adult at least 16 years old, who is listed on the enrollment form. (An adult who is unfamiliar to ASES staff will be asked to show identification.)
If your child is not picked up by 6:00 p.m., and we have been unable to contact anyone on the enrollment form, we may contact law enforcement.
For safety reasons, students must always check into the ASES Program directly after school.
WALKERSThese are students who are able to walk home alone safely. They are released at 5:30 p.m. and must walk straight home. During daylight savings time, walkers are released at 4:30 p.m. The first day following spring break or when daylight savings time ends, walkers are again released at 5:30 p.m. Bike riders must wear a helmet.ILLNESSESIf your child appears sick, or complains of a sickness while participating in the program, the staff will notify the parent/guardian immediately. Staff will ask you to pick up your child from the program to prevent the risk of infection. The program is not equipped to care for sick children.MEDICAL & EMERGENCY INFORMATIONThe emergency contact information you completed is extremely important. Please be sure to notify the staff of any changes in your child's medical needs, as well as any changes that might occur with your home and work numbers, and the emergency contact numbers you have supplied.
INJURIESIf you child is injured, the program staff will take whatever steps may be necessary to ensure that your child receives emergency medical care. This can include, but is not limited to, administering emergency first aid or CPR, attempting to contact you or your emergency contacts, calling an ambulance or paramedic, calling your family doctor, and/or accompanying the child to an emergency hospital.BEHAVIORPlease see the Parent's Rights and Responsibilities and the Student Code of Conduct at https://www.fcusd.org/Page/6793
FAMILY NIGHTS -PARENT SUMMITSThe ASES Program will host occasional Family Nights. These events engage parents and students in hands-on learning together. Parent Summits are offered by the school district at least three times through out the year. We encourage parents to attend these important and informative events which are always posted on the District’s website.
COMMUNICATIONWe support and encourage open communication. If at any time you have questions or concerns, please make an appointment to talk with the Team Leader and /or ASES Director.
NON DISCRIMINATION STATEMENTThe Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics